Social networks are great sources of information for cyber criminals and a great way to enter the potential victims’ circle of trust.
The mystery of the LinkedIn outage has been revealed: Network Solutions, its DNS provider, has been battered by a DDoS attack and while defending itself, misconfigured the DNS records of some of its customers - including that of LinkedIn.
"Professional" social networking website LinkedIn is the latest in a string of popular online services and communities that have introduced optional 2-step verification for their users.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual report on online service providers' practices when it comes to protecting users' privacy and data from government access, and it should not come as a total surprise that Verizon and MySpace are at the bottom of the list.
LinkedIn users are once again targeted with a massive and widespread spam campaign that takes the form of a notification about a supposedly received message from a potential new connection: Unfortunately, the offered links - although legitimate-looking - take users to compromised sites that either ask them to share private and personal data, or serve them with a variety of malware that steals information and hijacks users’ address book to spam their contacts.
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